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CONTRAVENED YUKON LIQUOR LAWS – After the Casa Loma Motel was found to have committed several offences, the Yukon Liquor Board lifted its licence for a period of three weeks.

Casa Loma loses liquor licence for three weeks

The Casa Loma Motel in Porter Creek has had its liquor licence suspended for three weeks due to multiple infractions.

By Tim Giilck on February 19, 2021

The Casa Loma Motel in Porter Creek has had its liquor licence suspended for three weeks due to multiple infractions.

The suspension comes from the Yukon Liquor Board. The board has posted a notice on the building’s door effective Feb. 16.

The notice mentions several infractions, including serving an intoxicated person or permitting them to remain on the premises.

Other infractions include:

• selling liquor to a person who appears to be intoxicated;

• making sure the facility was clear of people within an hour of closing; and

• ensuring customers purchasing off-sales left the premises immediately.

Amelie Quirke-Tomlins of the Yukon Liquor Corporation said in an email to the Star, “The RCMP notified the Yukon Liquor Corporation of concerns about possible over-service at the establishment.

“As a result, the corporation conducted an investigation. On Feb. 16, the Yukon Liquor Corporation took enforcement action against Casa Loma Motel, based on the facts confirmed by the investigation.

“The 21-day suspension is in line with the offense penalty grid recommended in the Liquor Board policy.”

 The suspension is for three weeks, running until March 9. The facility can resume serving alcohol on March 10.

Contacted by the Star on Wednesday afternoon, Craig Tuton, who has helped manage the Centennial Street motel in the past, refused to comment on the situation.

He would only say he’s not managing the motel, but “is involved in it.”

He declined to talk about the specifics of the various offences. He would only say “that’s the penalties in the regulations.”

Comments (15)

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Patti Eyre on Feb 23, 2021 at 6:33 pm

Classic Josie moment: take some bad news that just happened and try and blame people who had no involvement at all! Wake up Josie and smell the cocoa butter! Life isn’t as blue and red as you claim!

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Groucho d'North on Feb 23, 2021 at 4:27 pm

The Yukon's liquor laws are simple and clear and licenced premises are obliged to follow them. Some of this story appears to be omitted such as: Were the RCMP in the bar doing a routine inspection for underage drinkers and witnessed over service or were there other circumstances that required the RCMP's involvement?

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Atom on Feb 23, 2021 at 10:18 am

Can't say things are onside in other Whitehorse bars but these guys got caught, so....Covid stay homes and usual fodder drumming up drama. Meh

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You Think Therefore I Am! Ironical... on Feb 23, 2021 at 7:25 am

Dear Hyperbolic -Speaking of... Do you have something other than your own hyperbole to offer as evidence that Josey belongs to a group of “some people” who are “out of touch”? Can you line that up for us?

Dear This isn’t political - How do you know that? There is no way that you can know that. Are you a mind reader? Have you lived in this town long because there is a whole pile of propensity evidence in these matters.

You should be, perhaps I assume too much, able to read the parody (NOT HYPERBOLE) and think about things from the vantage point of multiple perspectives and realize that there are many ways to see an issue.

I also expect as a community member that people are able to digest and process the information for the benefit of a healthy republic. Your inability to contribute to a healthy, thoughtful, and diverse republic indicates that you may have some form of mental indigestion - something is not working right. Although, it may be that things are okay and it’s not an inability but rather an unwillingness to see that there are multiple ways to see an issue. For some people it can actually hurt them to see something from another’s perspective - Does this fit for you?

There are active and ongoing attempts to legislate thought and how one should do so. Resist. Please! Think before it is too late!

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Micawber on Feb 22, 2021 at 6:36 pm

Josey and AL. In the article I read it said the RCMP reported the offense. Are they the "Brown Shirts" and liberal henchmen? I believe that they are just carrying out their duty to uphold the law.

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Hyperbolic, black and white thinking on Feb 22, 2021 at 10:25 am

SS? Brown shirts? Ideological purge? Good lord some people are out of touch.

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This isn't political on Feb 22, 2021 at 9:05 am

This has nothing to do with not being a Liberal.

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EJ on Feb 21, 2021 at 3:44 pm

I think Josey Wales is correct. Mr.Tuton is the god father of the Yukon Party. Rumour has it he was the money and brains behind Currie Dixon last time he was in government. When the Yukon Party was in power they made this guy the head of the hospital corporation! Now that they don't control all branches of enforcement, he can't have his people 'call off the dogs' and so they are being forced to play by the rules with all of their businesses. At least that's the way it looks.

So just remember, the guy who owns the Casa Loma, will likely be in charge of our hospital again if the Yukon Party is put back into power.

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Josey Wales on Feb 21, 2021 at 11:55 am

Why you ask drum?
I will "project" the thought that the Casa Loma owners/operators are NOT...repeat NOT on team red.
We are in the midst of an ideological purge, one step in six before we are Poles in 1940.
The "Brown Shirts" have been polishing their jackboots well using our freedoms as the paste.

All well and as per the plan under SS rule, just another day of toxic ideologies being "conditioned to"
JUST WATCH THEM, act (X) coming soon in the play, stay tuned.

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drum on Feb 20, 2021 at 8:23 pm

Sad is all coming at the same time of losing one of their employees so terribly.
The Inspectors better check every bar in town - I bet they would all get the same penalty. Why the Casa Loma?

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Josey Wales on Feb 20, 2021 at 1:15 pm

I wonder if the Center of Hope, has one...a liquor license still?
As the term enabling drunks and junkies, is clearly being redefined downtown.

Alleged private sector enabling...shuttered for weeks.
Clear state enabling of the near exact "social crisis" context but a ruse?
They get state funded highbacked chairs, to "mask" the theater of public safety?

Seems consistent with BOLE and destructive Liberal policies.
It would also appear that our state funded army of actors, the many "enforcement" crews that prowl amongst us, are in full on bloodlust mode.

The sharks in the water, they got a taste of blood, are fed in an orgy of authoritarian ideologies that this petri dish of socially engineered suck-holes breeds.

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AL on Feb 20, 2021 at 12:01 pm

...ah yes, Big Brother is at it again. Got to hit those non-liberal establishments to send our inclusive message.
Please hurry up with this election - it really only needs to be a 5 day writ ! Let's just get rid of them as quickly as possible.

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Dave on Feb 19, 2021 at 9:26 pm

Intoxication in Whitehorse bars!
Better crack down on that before it starts to become a common thing.

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Tred on Feb 19, 2021 at 4:47 pm

They should get an additional fine for having their signage in comic sans.

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Vlad on Feb 19, 2021 at 3:45 pm

@ Tuton, yes good regulations. They do date back to the days of Queen Victoria.

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